Calendar of Events

The Dowagiac Area History Museum is hosting the following public programs. Contact the museum at 269.783.2560 with any questions.

Black History Month Program

February 24 at 3 p.m. at the Dale A. Lyons Building at Southwestern Michigan College

Looking Back and Forward: Historic and Modern Issues Facing African Americans in Law Enforcement

A panel discussion with three Dowagiac natives who had long careers in Law Enforcement, influenced by Dowagiac Police Chief George Grady, who was appointed the first African American Chief of Police in Michigan in 1965. Dennis Grady (son of George Grady) and Randy Pompey, both retired Michigan State Police; and Eric Payne, 32-year career with Grand Rapids Police Department, including stint as Chief of Police. 

The program is free and open to the public.